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#27 *LA Lakers: Norman Powell (UCLA)

4 - Norman Powell (UCLA)

Birthday: 5/25/93
NBA Position: Shooting Guard
Class: Senior
Ht: 6-4
Wt: 215
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: Lincoln
NBA Comparison: Tony Allen

Strengths:
Experienced 2-guard with high level athleticism ... Solid understanding of the game ... Grew this past season as a leader ... A very athletic player ... Explosive, quick, and can play above the rim ... Great leaper and plays bigger than his 6-foot-4 height ... For a player his size, he has long arms/length (6-11 wingspan) ... Thanks to his length, he can score over long and athletic rim protectors ... Has great finishing ability ... Attacks the rim with aggression and has good body control ... Good first step and accelerates once he passes his man ... Above average ball handler ... Puts pressure on the defense and rim with his driving and finishing abilities ... Attacks closeouts very well, and can drive the ball effectively in a straight line or coming off a pick and roll ... Keeps …

#26 San Antonio: Guillermo Hernangomez (Spain)

14 - Guillermo Hernangomez (Spain)

Birthday: 5/27/94
NBA Position: PF/C
Class: International
Ht: 6-11
Wt: 250
Team: Cajasol Sevilla
Hometown: Madrid, Spain
NBA Comparison: Felipe Reyes

Strengths:
Has an old school style of playing the center position, but is highly effective ... Tough minded, and plays with physicality and toughness ... Strong work ethic. Competes hard and has shown steady improvement ... He understands angles and how to use his body to create space, always being in the right place ... "Willy", as he is called, has a high IQ and instincts for the game, which allows him to compete with much more athletic opponents ... He is fundamentally sound, has a couple of go to moves in the post that are highly effective and gets more than 6 rpg ... Was very effective in the top European league, the ACB but also shows potential to improve ... Has very good hands ... Defensively he is an effort guy, who likes contact and doesn't back down ... He ha…

#24 Cleveland: Rashad Vaughn (UNLV)

1 - Rashad Vaughn (UNLV)

    Birthday: 8/16/96
    NBA Position: Shooting Guard
    Class: Freshman
    Ht: 6-5
    Wt: 200
    Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
    High School: Findlay Prep

Notes:
Measured 6'5 (with shoes) 203 lbs with a 6'6 wingspan at the 2013 Kevin Durant Skills Academy

#22 Chicago: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Arizona)

23 - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Arizona)

Birthday: 1/3/95
NBA Position: Small Forward
Class: Sophomore
Ht: 6-7
Wt: 210
Hometown: Chester, PA
High School: Chester

NBA Comparison: Bruce Bowen

Strengths: NBA-ready body ... Broad/wide shoulders ... Has put in some good work on his body over the years (adding muscle) ... Can still get bigger (body frame wise) ... Looks like a prototypical NBA swingman ... Athletic wing player ... Playmaker ... Terrific wingspan for his size (7’1”) ... Great leaper/hops ... Possess quickness and speed ... Aggressive when attacking the rim ... Strong finisher at the rim with body control ... Powerful dunker (looks to dunk as often as he can) ... Takes off with explosion and can play above the rim ... Does not need much room to gather himself, explodes off two feet and finishes ... Can finish at the basket over bigger and longer players ... Attacks shot blockers ... Absorbs contact at the rim and can finish in traffic ... Has a quick first step that allows him…

#21 Dallas: Justin Anderson (Virginia)

1 - Justin Anderson (Virginia)

Birthday: 11/19/93
NBA Position: Small Forward
Class: Junior
Ht: 6-6
Wt: 230
Hometown: Montross, VA
High School: Montrose Christian
Team Site Profile
Statistics
NBA Comparison: PJ Tucker/Xavier Henry

Strengths:
Smart player with a good basketball IQ ... Physical specimen (6-foot-6, 225-pound frame) ... NBA-ready body and good size ... Possesses elite athleticism and has good length (6’11 wingspan) ... Outstanding leaper ... Skilled and explosive wing player ... Does a little bit of everything ... Is tireless, a hard worker and has a high motor ... Versatile and well-rounded player (could play either SG or SF at the next level) ... Strong and powerful ... A slasher ... Capable of scoring the ball from the 3-point line, mid-range, and in the paint ... Improved drastically from the 3-point line this past season (29 percent as a sophomore and 45 percent as a junior) ... Scored very well in a low scoring offense ... Good catch and sh…

#20 Toronto: Delon Wright (Utah)

55 - Delon Wright (Utah)

    Birthday: 4/26/92
    NBA Position: PG/SG
    Class: Senior
    Ht: 6-5
    Wt: 180
    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    High School: Levzinger
NBA Comparison: Jordan Clarkson

Strengths:
Wright is a big point guard who utilizes his size advantage well to see over smaller opponents and also make things difficult for them on the offensive end ... He's a solid athlete with great control of his body which allows him to finish at the rim, utilizing crafty Euro steps ... Perhaps his most underrated quality is his feel for the game, Wright always seems to be in control of the tempo and rhythm of the game ... He has great instincts for steals, rebounds, and plays under control with patience ... His analytical numbers show that he is extremely efficient and seems to be effective in all aspects of the game ... He makes great decisions in transition, pushing it aggressively to the basket where he can finish with either hand and find open teammates on the perimeter ... In th…

#19 Washington: Kelly Oubre (Kansas)

12 - Kelly Oubre (Kansas)

Birthday: 12/9/95
NBA Position: Small Forward
Class: Freshman
Ht: 6-7
Wt: 205
Hometown: Fort Bend, TX
High School: Findlay Prep
NBA Comparison: Kendall Gill/James Young

Strengths:
Standing 6’7’’ and possessing a 7’2’’ wingspan, when you think of prototypical size for an NBA wing, Kelly Oubre’s proportions are right in line with what teams are hoping to find ... This length, paired with his top notch athletic ability allow him to do some very special things on both sides of the ball ... Defensively, he’s really made strides during his freshman season at Kansas ... Using his long arms, and quick reflexes, Oubre’s very tough to get past ... Only averaging 20.4 mpg, Kelly racks up 1.1 steals and .4 blocks per game, and during Big 12 play, where he’s stepped up his game, he’s inflated those stats to 1.4 spg and .6 bpg ... He is also a very good defensive rebounder for a wing (10 rpg per 40 minutes) ... Oubre is aggressive on the glass, and does…

#18 *Houston: Jerian Grant (Notre Dame)

22 - Jerian Grant (Notre Dame)
Birthday: 10/9/92
NBA Position: Point Guard
Class: Senior
Ht: 6-4
Wt: 200
Hometown: Bowie, MD
High School: DeMatha
Team Site Profile
Statistics
NBA Comparison: Reggie Jackson/Bobby Jackson

Strengths:
A familiar face for those who follow college basketball, Jerian Grant is a high level athlete for an NBA guard with explosive hops, strength, quick reflexes, and nice lateral speed ... From an athletic, size standpoint alone, Grant screams NBA translation ... At 6’5’’, and a mature 205 pounds, he possesses excellent size for an NBA point guard, and if you peg him into an off guard he still has good positional size ... Jerian’s athletic ability and length allowed him to finish at a truly elite clip for an NCAA guard ... He made 73.1% of his shots at the rim as a senior ... Grant also has developed into a player who takes extremely good care of the ball, while setting up his teammates at a high level ... His 6.7 assists per game as a …

#17 Milwaukee: Montrezl Harrell (Louisville)

24 - Montrezl Harrell (Louisville)
Birthday: 1/26/94
NBA Position: Power Forward
Class: Junior
Ht: 6-8
Wt: 255
Hometown: Tarboro, NC
High School: Hargrave Military Academy

NBA Comparison: JJ Hickson/Bo Outlaw

Strengths: Montrezl Harrell established himself as a true dunk machine during his tenure at Louisville, and an absolute monster around the rim ... His 7'3'' wingspan, strength and ferocious attitude allow him to wreak havoc on the glass at the NCAA level ... His 3.2 offensive rebounds per game, and 9.2 total rebounds are both very good numbers for a power forward, and despite being around 6'7.5'', he has a reported 8'11'' standing reach, which is adequate for his position in the NBA ... His 43 put backs are a great example of how active he is around the rim ... Harrell is also a quick leaper, and looks to have a frame that will allow him to add more muscle without slowing him down too much ... He's also a solid weak side…

#16 Boston: Bobby Portis (Arkansas)

10 - Bobby Portis (Arkansas)

    Birthday: 2/10/95
    NBA Position: Power Forward
    Class: Sophomore
    Ht: 6-11
    Wt: 245
    Hometown: Little Rock, AR
    High School: Hall
NBA Comparison: Greg Monroe

Strengths:
Great size and length. Great face up player and is incredibly tough to guard when he gets a head of steam going towards the basket ... He's got a great mid-range game and is expanding his range to include the three ball ... Defensively he is active which leads to his fair share of deflections and steals ... He moves his feet well and is a versatile defender due to his ability to stay in front of his man on the perimeter ... Active rebounder as well, particularly on the offensive glass ... Always seems to be in the right place at the right time and battles for position ... He's a strong player that can finish through contact and is effective with both hands ... Really likes to get out on the fast break and can even run the break at times due to his ability to handle the …

#15 *Atlanta: Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin)

44 - Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin)

Birthday: 4/4/93
NBA Position: Center
Class: Senior
Ht: 7-1
Wt: 230
Hometown: Lisle, IL
High School: Benet Academy
NBA Comparison: Nenad Krstic/Sean Marks

Strengths:
At 7-feet, there not many players around with his offensive skill set .... Highly fundamental, Kaminsky has great footwork, can go left and right and does a great job of using his length on offense ... He can finish at the rim with either hand, post up on either block, shoot from the mid-range, consistently knock down 3's and even attack you from off the dribble ... The lack of quickness and explosiveness is compensated by his high basketball IQ ... He is able to go by defenders on close outs, controlling his body to avoid charges, but also to basically post up from 16/15 feet and slowly back down defenders to the basket ... His shooting touch is what is really intriguing about him ... He didn't shoot particularly well in the summer camps (adidas Nations) but he…

#14 Oklahoma Cty: Cameron Payne (Murray St.)

1 - Cameron Payne (Murray St.)

    Birthday: 8/8/94
    NBA Position: Point Guard
    Class: Sophomore
    Ht: 6-2
    Wt: 185
    Hometown: Bartlett, TN
    High School: Lausanne Collegiate
NBA Comparison: George Hill/Devin Harris

Strengths:
Intelligent point guard with a great basketball IQ and feel for the game ... At 6-foot-3, has good height for the position ... Lefty scoring point guard who can mix things up with strong passing abilities ... Has the ability to shoot and finish off the dribble ... Can knock down 3-pointers without much room from his defender ... Has nice range on his shot ... Capable of pulling up from different spots on the floor and knocking down mid-range shots ... Shooting mechanics are consistent ... Possesses a nice floater and runner in the paint ... Quick release and good elevation on his jump shots ... Shooting efficiency from mid-range and 3-point range jumped across the board from his freshman season ... Can operate very well out of pick-and-rolls in half cou…

#13 Phoenix: Myles Turner (Texas)

52 - Myles Turner (Texas) 6-11
240
C
Texas
Fr.


Birthday: 3/24/96
NBA Position: Center
Class: Freshman
Ht: 6-11
Wt: 240
Hometown: Bedford, TX
High School: Trinity
NBA Comparison: Chris Kaman

Strengths:
The thing that jumps out the most is his exceptional length and frame ... Measuring 6'11.5" tall in shoes, and sporting a 7'4"; wingspan gives him elite size as an NBA power forward ... While still a lean player, he wears his 243 pounds well, and has room to add weight and play at over 250 pounds without much or any projected loss in mobility or athleticism ... Turner also has great hands, and a face up game giving him immense potential in the pick and roll and pick and pop heavy NBA landscape ... Myles most certainly has an NBA position, and 13 games into his NCAA career, he's really showcasing the type of shooter he is ... Turner is shooting 40% from 3 point range, 44.4% on two point jumpers, and his model of efficiency translates down low …

#12 Utah: Sam Dekker (Wisconsin)

15 - Sam Dekker (Wisconsin)

6-9 220 SF Wisconsin Jr.
Birthday: 5/8/94
NBA Position: Small Forward
Class: Junior
Ht: 6-9
Wt: 220
Hometown: Sheboygan, WI
High School: Sheboygan Lutheran
NBA Comparison: Gordon Hayward

Strengths:
NBA-ready body with great size and physical tools ... Combo forward with a high level of versatility ... Does a lot of positive things on the offensive and defensive ends well ... Fundamentally sound ... A threat to score from the inside and outside ... Very good at attacking defenses on the drive ... Solid first step, and finishes with good explosiveness ... Improving as a mid-range and 3-point shooter ... Has good range on his shot ... Best as a spot up shooter (can lead to him being a floor spacer) ... Can score effectively in the paint against smaller defenders ... Able to create offense from mid-post (too quick for most PFs) ... Has a strong face up game (can either attack the basket of hit face up jumpers) ... Uses his size advantage…

#9 Charlotte: Willie Cauley-Stein

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Charlotte

7-0
242
C
Kentucky
Jr.

15 - Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky)

Birthday: 8/18/93
NBA Position: Center
Class: Junior
Ht: 7-0
Wt: 242
Hometown: Olathe, KS
High School: Olathe Northwest
NBA Comparison: Chris Anderson/Samuel Dalembert

Strengths:
Cauley-Stein is a player who is both extremely gifted from a measurements standpoint, but also in terms of athleticism ... At the Kentucky Combine he measured 7'.25'' in shoes, with a 7'2'' wingspan, and a great 9'2'' standing reach ... He also is extremely nimble, and an explosive and quick leaper ... Willie also has tremendous defensive abilities, excelling at hedging on pick and rolls, as well as protecting the rim ... He's seen a dip in shot blocking numbers due to his use as a pick and roll defender, and Karl Anthony Towns being used as the primary paint enforcer, but as a sophomore WCS blocked 2.9 shots per game as Kentucky's primary rim protector ... His physical tool…

#8 Detroit: Trey Lyles (Kentucky)

41 - Trey Lyles (Kentucky)

8 Detroit

6-10
240
PF
Kentucky
Fr.     Birthday: 11/5/95    NBA Position: Power Forward    Class: Freshman    Ht: 6-10    Wt: 240    Hometown: Indianapolis, IN    High School: Arsenal TechNBA Comparison: Carlos Boozer
Strengths:
Has good size, strength, and an excellent frame ... Great length (nearly 7'4 wingspan) ... Very smooth player with good touch ... Improving conditioning ... Good physical tools ... Nice upper body strength ... High basketball IQ ... Knows when to cut to the basket and when to drift out to the perimeter for an open shot ... Does the little things well and hustles ... Fundamentally sound ... Sets solid screens for teammates ... Versatile and a do-it-all player ... Can score from numerous spots on the floor ... Smooth offensive game ...Very skilled player on offense ... Can score the ball in a multitude of ways from inside or outside ... Good (but not great) outside shooter ... Nice form on his jumper ... Capable of knocking down ope…

#7 Denver: Mario Hezonja - Croatia - Barcellona (Spagna)

6-8
215
SG/SF
Croatia
Intl.

23 - Mario Hezonja - Croatia - Barcellona (Spagna)

Birthday: 2/25/95
NBA Position: SG/SF
Class: International
Ht: 6-8
Wt: 215
Team: FC Barcelona
Hometown: Dubrovnik, Croatia

NBA Comparision: Rex Chapman

Strenghts:
Standing 6-8, he has ideal size for the wing position ... Has a solid structure and high level athleticism even by NBA standards ... He has bulked up some, adding muscle to his frame over the last couple seasons, training with top level athletes in a competitive environment ... He combines good size with amazing body control, athleticism and leaping abilities, showing a quick first step and explosiveness ... Offensively he's a solid shooter, with an improved shooting form, a quick release and unlimited range, even far away behind the three point line ... His offensive repertoire includes spot up shots from the corners, pull-up jumpers or finishing by attacking the rim, where he's able to fully utilize his athleticism ...…

#6 Sacramento: Kristaps Porzingis (Latvia) - Siviglia, Spagna

6 - Kristaps Porzingis (Latvia) - Siviglia, Spagna

    Birthday: 8/2/95
    NBA Position: Power Forward
    Class: International
    Ht: 7-1
    Wt: 220
    Team: Cajasol Sevilla
    Hometown: Ventspils, Latvia
NBA Comparison: Andrea Bargnani/Pau Gasol

Strenghts:
It’s not easy to find a legit 7-footer with great length and high level athleticism ... If you consider how well he runs the floor and his skill level then you can understand why Porzingis is considered one of the most intriguing International players in recent years ... A high level shooter, with a high release, very natural and quick with deep range ... Ideal qualities to be a pick and pop stretch 4, however Porzingis is also pretty good shooting from off the bounce or coming off flair screens ... His ability to put the ball on the floor in spot up situations is very underrated ... Unlikely that he will ever have the core and leg strength of Dirk, but the young Latvian has a lot of upside and if developed in the right way…

#5 Orlando: Justise Winslow

12 - Justise Winslow (Duke)

    Birthday: 3/26/96
    NBA Position: SG/SF
    Class: Freshman
    Ht: 6-6
    Wt: 222
    Hometown: Houston, TX
    High School: St. John's
NBA Comparison: James Harden/Wilson Chandler

Strengths:
Big time athlete with elite level speed and athleticism ... Shows the ability to score in a variety of ways, with spot up shooting as well as scoring off the dribble ... Can finish at the rim with highlight dunks, and does a good job of utilizing his great body strength to absorb contact ... Very dangerous in the open floor with his speed and leaping ability ... Tremendous basketball body with solid wingspan and great body strength considering his age ... One of those rare kids that had an NBA ready body coming out of high school ... Lefty shooter with nice touch ... Has knocked down the college 3 ball at a good clip and with steady volume (39% with 1.4 makes per game) ... Excellent on ball defender showing great lateral speed and awareness as well as a …